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Manager Sap

Spring, Texas, 77373, United States
January 10, 2018

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Mohammad N Farooq

Houston, TX


SUMMARY: Senior SAP Management professional actively seeking a suitable position, with 25 years in the IT industry, of which 19 years are in SAP and 16 years as a Senior Managing consultant at IBM. Most recent positions include SAP BASIS Manager and Senior Solutions Architect.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Various roles as Technical Manager, Project Manager, Sr. Managing Consultant, Solutions Architect, SAP Basis Manager and Team Lead etc., with 3 full SAP life cycle implementations, complete Go-Live projects, SAP OSDB migration for various clients across different industries.

KNOWLEDGE: Possess in depth knowledge of SAP Basis (SME), SAP BI, Xi, PI, SAP CRM, SAP Ariba, SAP Portal, SAP APO and SAP Authorizations, plus SAP HANA installation on AWS environment, AIX and Linux, S4 HANA implementation, Disaster Recovery.

Knowledge of all testing tools which include HP ALM, MS TFS, MS Visual Studio, SAP Solution manager

Virtualization: VMware ESXi Server/Workstation/Virtual Center, Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, VPC and EC2

Cloud: Amazon Web Services, IBM Cloud Bluemix, HP Cloud Helion, and Openstack

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE: Leading/managing teams of 15+ consultants, extensive involvement in SAP projects and proposals with implemented ASAP methodology for consumer products. Well versed in building and maintaining client/customer relationships, working with both management and technical teams both off-shore and on client site.



Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Certified

License # AWS-ASA-37911


Orasi Software Services, Client Aflac -- Feb 2017 - Sep 2017

SAP Basis SME/Automation Engineer

Design SAP N+1 landscape architecture

Work for system strategy architecture for transport management.

Automate the whole of Pre and Post system refresh process for Windows MSSQL

Work on Homogeneous system copy to test all the automation scripts

Perform Enhancement packs upgrade

Motiva LLC, Jun 2016 – Jan 2017

SAP Basis Project Lead/Architect

SAP migration from Shell to new Motiva environment on IBM Cloud

New system build of ECC6, PI/PO, Solution Manager 7.2, and BW systems for Motiva

Works closely with both SAP technical and functional teams to ensure the success of the overall SAP solution

SAP production sizing and landscape architecture

Work with SAP Authorization to implement SAP Security Strategy and Design.

SAP systems readiness for integration/interface testing

Implementation of various SAP Modules with the functional team e.g. HCM, SD, HR, FICO

Management of SAP Basis team both onsite and offshore

Install and configure Solution Manager 7.2.

Work on SAP HANA new installation

Work on SAP database migration from Oracle to SAP HANA

Setup Solman for Earlywatch and monitoring service.

Ariba implementation on Development, Quality and Production systems

Ariba setup with CI7/8 in ECC EHP7 SP8 and PI 7.4

Monitoring/maintenance of SAP performance during integration testing, cutover, and dry run activities

Third party installations such as Biztalk, Workforce, Informatica

SAP Authorization roles setup, SAP security Audit and GRC setup

Delphix Corporation, Feb 2015 – Jun 2016

Technical Manager / Senior Solutions Architect /SAP SME

Delphix Virtualization environment in MSSQL and Oracle

Assignments with various Delphix Clients: HP, YellowPages, GraceNote, Blue Shield, Mizuho, Dell

SAP ECC6, S4HANA and SAP HANA support for Delphix clients.

Setup of SAP ECC on windows environment, SAP HANA installation on AWS Cloud for Delphix

SAP installations on IBM and AWS cloud environment for the customer and in house.

Knowledge of AWS provided Solutions like EC2, ELB, VPC, Route 53, RDS, S3, IAM, and Cloud Watch.

Knowledge of AWS EBS Volumes, Cloud Formation and Cloud Watch services.

Design Delphix Converged System proposal for HP

Work with Delphix client HP’s SAP team and setup ECC, PI, BI and SCM on Delphix environment

Setup and configuration of VMware best practice solutions, vSphere 5.x environment and validation of VMWare settings for Delphix servers

Storage performance, Network performance and testing

Testing of storage and network IPERF for analysis of storage grade and network performance

Infrastructure Architecture sizing at Storage, Network and VMware level

Work on AWS cloud to implement SAP on Windows and Linux

Database sizing to facilitate migration of database from physical storage to Virtual in Delphix environment

Perform database migration on AWS cloud and setup SAP Landscape for testing

IBM Corp. Sr. Managing Consultant (Jan2007 – Feb 2015)

Project Roles/Title: SAP Basis Lead, SAP Architect, SAP Cutover Lead, Technical Manager, Solutions Architect, SAP Project Manager, Senior Technical Architect, SAP OS/DB Migration Engineer, SAP SME.

IBM Clients:

Jack Links (MN), Post Holdings (St Louis), UAE Armed Forces (U.A.E), IDB Inter-American Development Bank (Wash D.C.), Canada Pacific Railways (Calgary), Medtronic (MN), Ann Taylor (NY), Baker Hughes (TX),

IBM Internal (NY), Weber Stephen (IL), BM HR Internal (NY).


SAP ECC6.0 EHP7, SRM, CRM, Solution Manager 7.1 and, BI 7.3 implementations in Windows 2010, SQL 2012

Build SAP landscape with ECC, BI, APO with Livecache, PI 7.4, Enterprise Portal, BOBJ 4.0 with Apache, DMS (Document Management System), TREX for Go-Live

Install SAP SCM 5.0 Server Installation, setup of SCM/APO Live Cache, SCM/APO Optimizer and Involved in upgrade of APO 3.0 systems to SCM 5.0

Solution Manager 7.1 on MS SQL 2012 and Windows 2012 and AIX/Oracle environment.

ABAP and JAVA stacks components (NW 04s, GTS, Solution Manager 4.0, XI 3.0 & PI 7.0)

SAP ECC6, BI7.0,CRM 7, SCM 5.0 with ICH on AS400 environment

Enterprise Portal 7 SP12 on AIX 5.3/DB2, XI, Solution Manager Diagnostics and NWDI

Installed and configured Ariba with CI7/8 components

Post installation/configuration upgrade of web dispatchers, NWDI & creating NWDI tracks for developers


Multiple upgrade projects including PI 7.4 upgrade

ECC6 EHP4 to ECC EHP7 upgrade on Windows 2008 and SQL 2008 platform

SAP SCM 7.0, EHP3 and Live Cache 7.6 installation

BI 7.0 to 7.4 upgrade, TM system upgrade, and ECC6 EHP3 to ECC6 EHP7 upgrade

Perform JAVA Version upgrade and apply support packs-stacks using JSPM & SDM

Upgrade Oracle 10 to Oracle 11

Upgrade Oracle 11 to Oracle 11g RAC

SAP R/3 4.6 to ECC6, SAP 4.7 to ECC6 and SAP BW 3.5 to BI 7.0 with JAVA


Client System and Client Landscape Strategy document

Client Strategy, System Architecture, transport and backup/recover strategy documentation

System checklist for SAP systems performance and report to higher management for day to day activities


Work with IBM migration factory-certified consultants to migrate all the servers

Migration of ABAP and JAVA systems from Sun Solaris/Oracle 10 to IBM AIX /Oracle 11 to RAC 11g environment

Migration of over 180 SAP servers with 15 IBM migration factory consultants from current Atos data center to IBM data center

Baker Hughes –Successful migration project (was a very complex project and had not been previously attempted at this level of difficulty by IBM or SAP)

Use ASAP methodology conducting high availability tests which involve fail over of Oracle RAC and SAP as per provided script. Assist in troubleshooting issues

Work on data migration from Legacy system to SAP on AS/400 platform

SAP Activities:

Manage IT team consisting of 18 team members both onsite and off-shore in India

Work closely with the client and Basis team, providing technical directions based on client requirements

SAP ECC6 EHP6 on Linus and db2 environment

SAP ECC6.0 EHP7 SP9, SRM, CRM, SCM and, BI 7.3 on AIX and Oracle environment

Installation and configure Solution Manager 7.1 & 7.2

Setup Solman for Earlywatch and monitoring service.

SAP Ariba and configured Ariba adaptors in PI7.4

SAP installations on IBM and AWS cloud environment

Knowledge of AWS provided Solutions like EC2, ELB, VPC, Route 53, RDS, S3, IAM, and Cloud Watch.

Knowledge of AWS EBS Volumes, Cloud Formation and Cloud Watch services.

Experience Web Dispatcher and Apache web servers for deployment and for hosting tools Knowledge in Architectural understanding of computing solutions and services, Cloud computing, Network topology, files systems, operating systems and servers and storage management, security practices, identity management, system recovery/backup tools and procedures, hardware virtualization, system monitoring and control processes and industry standards and trends

SAP HANA installation and Oracle database migration to HANA database

SAP TDMS for data migration

Setup and configure of SAP archiving

SAP archiving-Monitoring, archive jobs and troubleshooting if any issues found.

Installation of SAP SCM 5.0 Server Installation, setup of SCM/APO Live Cache, SCM/APO Optimizer

SAP Basis cutover tasks during pre and Go-Live activities and coordinate with other groups

Planning of SAP implementation phase, develop architecture strategy, prepare SAP proposal tailored to client

Review/analyze project plans/status, communicate to client SAP project teams and senior management

Create Architecture landscape presentation to highlight SAP best practice vs client’s requirements

Prepare Blueprint phase SAP proposal with IBM partner on technical architect side

Analysis of client requirements- propose SAP packages suitable for clients business needs

SAP Solution Manager Configuration for upgrade and landscape maintenance

Setup of System alerting & monitoring for Early Watch, setup Service Desk, CHaRM for SAP transport system.

Configure Maintenance Optimizer for Solution Manager 4.0 system to support the download support packages from SAP Service Marketplace & monitoring for ABAP and Java systems

Perform leadership role and work with SAP Security team for implementing SAP security architecture across various projects

Work with Security team as subject matter expert and provide expert advice as needed

SAP Security Strategy Design and Management for Audit and new SAP implementation

Perform SAP Security (Authorization) and Audit role. Managed roles and profiles for the users.

Analyze business requirements, design and implements SAP security technical requirements

Works closely with both SAP technical and functional teams to ensure the success of the overall SAP solution.

Propose migration strategy from Nestle Power Bar to Post Holdings cloud environment (post-merger)

SAP sizing, SAP landscape options, and SAP new release compatibility with JD Edward landscape

Configure SLD (System Landscape Directory) installation and setup

Tuning of landscape as per SAP recommendations for optimal system performance

Facilitate CP building multiple SAP systems (consisting of environments, applications & components) and support their Release plan for multiple themes

F5 Load balancer Architecture for WebGui, data migration

Data load conversion, load performance monitoring, and troubleshoot performance issues

Regression testing in test environment and System release strategy.

Enterprise Portal Go-live implementation for IBM HRMS

Perform all testing with different tools.

Perform system tuning and database reorg for XI systems

Management of Users, Roles and Authorizations in ECC, Portals, ABAP and J2EE Environments

System refreshes, client copies and application of support packages, fixes and overall system tuning

Installment and configuration of SLD in JAVA and ABAP SAP landscape

Configure Single-Sign SSO and SSL configuration

Troubleshoot on-going R/3, BW & Portal issues, Troubleshoot problems for pre and post Go-Live

Provide production support post Go-Live

Design and implement servers for disaster recovery

Exposure to Backup/ Restore/ Recovery of SAP ECC6/Oracle installations, Oracle Upgrades/ SAP patches and Java Stacks, Server / IDocs / EDI/ Job Monitoring and optimizing techniques.

Perform Systems refreshes, systems backup and table reorganizations. On call support 24/7

Accenture USA (Client: PG&E, San Francisco) Jan 2006 – Jan 2007

Project Lead, Senior SAP Basis Consultant

Worked as a Technical lead on SAP R3 and BW project.

Worked on SAP R/3 4.7, SCM 5.0, BW 3.5, SEM & NW EP

Worked on SAP non-Unicode to Unicode conversion and Implemented SAP NW XI component.

Managed on-going SAP support engagements and expectations to assure timely delivery

SABIC (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) Jan 2003 – Dec 2005

Project Manager

•Worked on SAP R/3 implementation Go-Live for SABIC.

Developed project plans for the upper management.

Worked on SAP R/3 4.6C with Oracle 8/9i database on both AIX/NT environments.

Worked as an oracle dba along with SAP and completed oracle upgrade from 8 to 9i.

Performed SAP R/3 installation/configuration, client copies/imports/exports, distributed system (ALE) configuration/monitoring, data archiving, data backup/retrieval.

SONY Corp. (Park Ridge, NJ) Jan 2000 – Jan 2003

SAP Lead Technical Analyst

Technical project lead on the R/3, APO and BW implementations on ZOS Db2, AIX.

Analyze and troubleshoot SAP R/3 problems and performance.

Perform System refreshes, Client Copies, Kernel, Support Packages, SPAM, LiveCache and COM routines upgrade.


IBM Corp. (Poughkeepsie, NY) Sep 1997 – Jan 2000

SAP Basis Administrator/System Specialist

SAP Basis Administrator/SAP project support

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